25 years in the Good Beer Guide Award
On November 23, Salford Members attended the Presentation of a special Award to the Lamb Hotel in Eccles to commerate the pub being in the GBG for 25 consecutive years. Our Photo shows Salford Branch Chair Martin Parkinson presenting the award to Andrea.
2016 Pub of the Year
Wednesday 4th May saw the presentation of another branch award, this one being the Pub of the year award to the Grocers Cadishead. Our pictures show Owner Martin Shallcross receiving the award from Salford Branch Chair Martin Parkinson,the Grocers Gravity dispense system and Martin proudly displaying his Award. Salford's first true micropub opened on 14th March 2015 in a former shop, bringing real ale back to Cadishead. The beer, from local micros, is stillaged in a separate, air-chilled room, served by gravity dispense and brought to the customer by the owner; these last two factors are unique in the area. Seating at tables accommodates twenty, a corridor allows extra standing room. There is also a small yard at the rear with tables and bench seating. A micropub is defined by some as a small freehouse which listens to its customers, serves only cask ales, wine and soft drinks, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and offers only snacks such as Crisps.
2016 Club of the Year
.. On Wednesday 27th April Eccles RFC were awarded the 2016 Branch Club of the Year(CoTY). The photo shows Ian Massey (Camra Branch Club Rep)presenting the award to Marie Wilson(Eccles RFC Stewardess). Eccles RFC fought off ever increasing competition to secure the award for the third year running. Mainly due to not only the high quality, but also the wide range of Beers offered. In addition Eccles RFC also hold two Beer festivals through the year,one towards the end of Winter within the Rugby season, and one during July which is out of season. Full details are available on the Club website. Eccles RFC.
Neil Richardson Award
|Each year we award a 'proper' pub the Neil Richardson award. This is awarded to a traditional pub that, of course, sells real ale. This year the award was won by the QUEENS ARMS in Patricroft. To the left are Chris and Lynn Benson the publicans at the Queens receiving their award.|